Thriller of the Year

26th November 2012

The Sunday Times named A Foreign Country their thriller of the year yesterday!

“Charles Cumming deservedly won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award earlier this month for A Foreign Country (HarperCollins), in which a disgraced spook hunts for Amelia Levene, who has disappeared shortly before becoming MI6’s first female boss. Often compared to John le Carré, Cumming here emerges from his shadow in a thriller that has everything you could ask for — a twisty, sexy plot, topical themes, memorable characters and plentiful spy lore.” John Dugdale

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Advent Treasure Hunt

22nd November 2012

To mark the release of Advent by James Treadwell, Hodder is offering readers the chance to win a range of great titles in an online treasure hunt.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is find all five of these ‘e-flyers’ hidden on blogs across the web, each one featuring a quote from Advent. Once you’ve found them all, send a message containing the names of the blogs to facebook.com/hodderscape and claim your prize.

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Raw Head and Bloody Bones

16th November 2012

Click here to read the first in a series of regular blog posts from Jack Wolf, exploring the myths and legends behind his debut novel, The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones which is published by Chatto & Windus on 3rd January.

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The Lost Battles

16th November 2012

Art historian and critic Jonathan Jones details the fierce 16th century competition in Florence, Italy, between Leonardo da Vinci and his much younger rival, Michelangelo on The Diane Rehm Show. Follow this link to listen again.

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